Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Thanks Tib stealing your idea. :)
1. My health, I am exceptionally healthy considering I almost exposed to bugs daily at work, and I am still alive, and kicking.
2. My children, yes I may complain about them but they are my life. I love being a mother. It is the greatest most rewarding experience I think I will ever have in my life. I love their smiles, their laughs, even their 50 million questions a day. I love it all.
3. My hubby he is my best friend. I love being married to him. He is a good man father and hubby. Also the man can cook, way better than I ever could. He is a good worker, and a well respected man. We/I are lucky to have him in our lives.
4. Good friends. I love my true friends. I can count on them for anything fight with them ,and still know they will be there the next day.
5. My relationship with my parents. I talk to and see my parents almost daily.
6. A sisiter in law I can talk too. I love her and am so happy to have her be apart of our family.
7. To know the peace of mind others don't have. I have a beautiful family, a home, food on my table good jobs. And my bills are paid. I have peace of mind for that I am thankful.
More to come next week. Please feel free to tell me what you are thankful for as well.

Tantrum a la mode

So I should have known tried to do something nice as a family, and whamo a super tantrum commenced in Chili's. Thought the people around us were killing us with dagger eyes. Of course we take our children out to greet those coming in with his tantrum-ness. But this was a tatrum fuled with I want my corn dog being yelled as loud as a 2 yr. old can. Along with I want my juice.

Sometimes it's so stressful eating out. Oh and Nicholas is big now he thinks. He wants to pull grab and gnaw on everything he can reach. So when my plate came he decided to grab the sauce, the fork, and proceed to knock over the sauce with the fork. That was fun.To top it off he decided to spit up on me for good measure. Leaving spots on my pants that suspicously look like I wet myself.

Oh the joys of motherood. Think I will order in from now on.

Sickness anyone?

It's begun again. Richie picked up a coughing bug, and now the whining has commenced. This is on top of the normal 2 year old whine, but much worse this one comes complete with runny nose, watery eyes, cough in your face, and still wants to give sloppy kisses. Oh my poor boy.

I should be happy he wants to be near Nicholas now, but deathly afraid he will infect him too.

So now I am off to buy stock in tylenol, and motrin. Trying to keep his fever under control. I do hope he gets better this weekend is a busy one. Wish us luck.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Time to get crackin

I am on a mission to make a tutu. Gianna and Yasmin need outfits for the disney princess on ice show. So since our girls are too big for the traditional costumes, I am dead set on making a tutu. Saw some cool websites here and there. I am off to Walmart in the am to get some tulle. Wish me luck!

Preschool Crafts


I am going to try some of the crafts this wonderful websites has listed. I think they are pretty toddler friendly, and should be great for grandmas and siblings.

Obsessed with Jon & Kate

Jon & Kate
Why am I crazy about this family? I am in awe of them, get frustrated, and nervous for them. I watch them intently. Thinking at times I have a hard time managing my 3. I can't imagine her 8. Plus it's a riot when her and her hubby disagree. I think she may be borderline OCD , but I think you would have to be also. Rock on Jon & Kate


18 to go

I have 18 lbs to go not too much more. But those last few are a killer. Got my WW kit in the mail last night. Time to count points and hopefully see those pounds melt away. I miss my jeans.

who knew

who knew it was so hard to try to get a new template. I am in testing mode so if you come back and it looks all crazy it's just me trying something new. Thanks

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Daily Ramblings

So I am home now. I worked my 2 days. Today was hectic. We use a computer system that is attached to the internet so when the internet went down so did the entire hospital. It was a disaster. But oh well we handled it , and I don't go back to work till Monday next week.

Tommorrow is a relax dat, a chance to get caught up on the ever growing pile of laundry.

Richie I think is on the verge of getting sick. He is barking and coughing sounding like a seal with a croupy cough poor baby boy of mine. Hopefully he doesn't spread his viruses from person to person in the house.

Nicholas is on a roll literally. He is such a ham as happy as can be that he can roll now. But only to his right side though. Still working on rolling to the left. :) He can sit now with help. It's neat to see him see the world sitting up rather than laying on his back.

Gianna is plugging along doing well in school. No complaints or bad notes from the teacher so it can't be too bad huh. She really is a good child no complaints from me. She is still in ballet, and is looking forward to her recital in June.

Big Richie/DH is just looking forward to football this Sunday.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dad's 50th Birthday

Picture Palooza of his party. I think a good time was had by all. I am sure he enjoyed it.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Picture Time

no mom no picture please
ok well maybe a few pics.
ahh finally a happy pic of my boys

It is so hard trying to get a pic of my boys together as you can see.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Party Time

I have been in full party mode. I along with my family are planning my father's 50th birthday. I am such a geek and planned a western theme. Complete with cowboy hats badges, cups shaped as boots, and western music of course. I hope he enjoys it. It should be a really cute party. I can't believe my father is 50. He can still out run me. Is a gadget freak, loves his motorcycle. And seriously loves being plastered with all his grandkids.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Owning up to it.

Alright I am laying it out there. I gained alot of weight . Each pregnancy was like a bad dream about how much weight gain I had. Gianna was the kicker, I was young 19 when I got pregnant a great body not joking or being proud than something evil happened along the way and I gained 60 lbs. (insert popping eyes out here) So that was over the great body said see ya haha never to return.

So I spent the next few years trying to loose weight I finally lost but still kept a great memento called 15 lbs, and a flabby stomach.

Bam get pregnant with Richie not to bad this time 39 lbs. Not great but hey I was happy. Than some miraculous thing happened. By the time he was 1 I was back down to 122. There is a God.

Well come on Nicholas, and a lovely 50 lbs. This time it's coming off but not gone completely. I think breastfeeding does help , and I exercise when I can. My goal is to be at 120-125 by his first birthday as well.

I became a WW girl so watching all those foods I eat, trying to get a work out here and there. It's a struggle but I'm doing it. I am done another 3 lbs this week. YEAH ME!

Monday, January 21, 2008


I want to start off by saying I feel bad for those who come in as a trauma code. I do not wish harm upon others but I need to learn from those who come in. It's an experience trying to figure out what is wrong usually they are not speaking; you play part detective, part inspector searching for what is wrong. Yeah you get a small briefing from the paramedics but ultimately it's up to your team to really find out what happened.

From the minute they hit the table it's on. You see a controlled chaos from people starting IV lines to enuring they have an airway. You see foleys's being placed. Everyone doing a sort of twister in the trauma room. Moving out of the way for xray or for the Dr that needs to intubate the patient. It's really a site to see. I wonder what people think from the outside when they look in. They must think we are horrible. We cut off your clothes stick almost every tube imaginable into you. Breath for you give you fluids sometimes sedate you, but it's all for you to help save your life. I think it's the neatest sp? thing in the world. It all happens seriously in about 15 minutes than whoosh they are wisked away to CT or more xrays etc.

I really love my job today. It was interesting. :)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

# 1 Songs

Thanks Tib, and Sara I am stealing your idea.

here are the popular songs on the days we were born.

Ida- Reunited by Peaches & Herb

Lil Richie- We Belong Together by Mariah Carey

Gianna- Maria Maria by Santana

Nicholas- Beautiful Girl by Sean Kingston.

I'm a WW Girl

I won an ebay auction on a 2008 weight watchers kit. Complete with calculator, and books about points. I hope it works. I am down another few pounds this week. We have a daily weigh in every Mon. So I hope I can get under the 140 mark.

DH is gone on a camping trip. (DH= Big Richie or Dear Husband)So I am wrangling all the kids by myself. I did however manage to work out a bit. I was suprised I did only 1 mile on the treadmill. Than ran around the park with the kids.

My goal is to lose it all by his first birthday. But I secretly would love to lose it all in the next 3 months. WIsh me luck.

Friday, January 18, 2008

well shoot

I must say I was all gun hoe about starting a business only to find out a girl down the road opened guess what a childrens store. ugh where's the bangs head against desk smiley when I need it. I am happy for her I really am. I want people to suceed. But I also want my business to open someday. I know I will have some competition. She after all is only 7 miles away from my little town.

So I was thinking to start it at the brand spanking new mall we have. Well shoot. I called for prices. I think I almost lost my head when I heard the prices. 4000.00 a month for a in line store. 1600.00 a month for a kiosk. My gosh man! So back to square one. I think as I have metioned before I will sell like the tupperware lady does. Have parties here and there, and hopefuly build some clientely. whew this is hard , and I haven't even started. LOL


ok maybe my blog isn't the catchiest is that even a word and if it is I am sure I didn't spell it correctly. Anyways moving on. I see people visit me but don't show me any love. What's up with that. I wanna know what you think too? Come out you visitors who don't leave comments.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

To be inspired or throw rocks at her

I am impressed. This woman won a marathon shortly after giving birth. I am in awe and also a wee bit jealous, like throwing rocks jealous. I can not believe that. There is a huge story about it awhile back.

I guess I can consider myself a jogger next to this woman.


And be quite those are my 2 years old favorite words at the moment. At times he can be such an angel have manner of a aristocrat, and than again he can have a mini melt down like a typical 2 yr. old.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Emergency Nursing

So I was working the last 2 days. I can honestly saw I enjoy work. At times it can get crazy but I feel I learn something almost everyday. I once considered going to the ICU but feel now is not the time. I can't commit to the orientation schedule at this time.

Did I always know I wanted to be a nurse No. I originally wanted to be a Dr. When I was younger and didn't know better. Well some where along the way I changed my mind and took the nursing path I have never looked back. I have been a nurse almost 3 years now. I still consider myself very green. I have the thought when you stop learning you need to leave nursing. To me there is always something new to learn.

Someday I want to be confident in myself and my nursing abilities. I think I take care of my patients well never have had any complaints but I feel I could do more for my patients. So I am going to continue to learn, and grow.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I am a Loser

But in a good way. I am down 3 lbs. I ate horribly yesterday. But some how some way scale did not go up. So I am pretty happy. I hope this week is better eating wise. I need to stay away from all things sweet. They are my downfall.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Things to do today

Hubby is taking Richie to see The veggie tales pirate movie. This is a high priority on the list of our 2 yr. old. Every time the commercial comes on he yells go watch movie mama. So of course he'll go see it today. I have a baby shower to attend at 1 pm. And DH aka Big Richie has football on his mind. Gianna has a friend over so I'll be taking her home shortly. They have been bickering at each other so I think it's over the fun has been had, and they are just being whiney lil girls at each other.

Richie = Crazy Shopper

ok I went shopping with Big Richie for groceries. We were seriously out of all the stuff we use almost daily. Than we bought more stuff for those rare occasion that we might need it. Like Tempura mix, cake batters, flour , sugar. You get the idea. Than it was on to Costco the mecca of all things big. We purchased big towels, TP, soups, razors. I think I will not have to buy anything for a good long while. Big Richie goes crazy at times. Most times I like to make a list and stick to it. But my hubby the cook likes to veer off the list and we wind up in 250.00 in groceries. Just from one store mind you. That as not including costco. I won't say how much I spent there. Shear craziness.

Biggest Loser

So I belong in a group of ladies on an internet board. We are doing a weight loss pool. I am participating yet again. I won the mini-loser one. It was great I was down 7 lbs and had some money in my pocket. I am starting out at 145. I would love to get to 125 but while breastfeeding my body like to keep 10 lbs in reserve. So if I can get down to 130. I would be a happy camper. Wish me luck.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Nicholas 5 months

Today my little guy is 5 months old. He is as sweet as can be but has a temper at times. He loves to be in the arms and carried all day long. Yep he's spoiled already. But hey they are only babies for a very short while. He is beginning to roll around from stomach to back. He is drooling and teething like crazy. He tries to gnaw or bite. I love his toothless smiles. It is so bright and happy.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My thoughts on motherhood

Lately I have been a crazed woman. I think I am super woman at times trying to juggle work, motherhood, and this business thing.

I am convinced that all kids need to whine. Mine especially between the hours of 7 am till 10 pm. When they are not whining they are yelling or talking really loud. Loud enough to wake the dead , or a Nicholas that barely fell asleep.

I know for a fact that when you want to have some alone time with your hubby, your kids have an intuition to not sleep they are like little people on no doze. They will stay up later than you. You'll fall asleep long before they do.

I am amazed that a 5 month old can last off of three, 10 minute cat naps. And he still finds the time to wake up 3 times per night.

When you need to go somewhere and are finally dressed that is my kids que to spit up on you or spill his drink on you too.

My daughter will not get her fashion tips from any bratz or barbies.

My kids will always ask for something when we go to the store even though 5 minutes ago in the car I told them they weren't getting anything so don't ask.

That I will waste precious hours of my life trying to find missing socks that the dryer ate.

That I miss my ab's my butt and my boobs. Once upon a time they were firm and where they are suppose to be. Someday with the love of a good plastic surgeon they will be back to their glory days.

That is enough for now. I have more to say but the kids ran off with my brain. I have a short attention span now.

Shopping Dilemas

When did shopping become such an event. My Nicholas is now to big for the carrier. Once upon a time I could plop him in the carrier and put Richie in the basket and shop. Things would be piled around Richie's feet or arms but my shopping would get done. I was master of using one basket and getting everything imaginable into a 2x2 space it seemed. While Richie spread his legs over my broccoli, used my bread as a pillow or stacked cans just to watch them fall.

Well I am in shopping limbo now. Nicholas the little buddha is to small to sit on his own in the basket. He does a ganster lean to one side or the other. So I broke out with the double stroller. Thankfuly Big Richie was there to help. So off to Costco we went.

Big items later we made it through no problems. Who knows what is going to happen when I need to shop alone though. Baby Hawk here we come.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Go Speed Racer

My little man loves his tricycle here are some pics enjoy.

So not a girly girl

So I am 28 and still don't know how to put on eyeshadow. I had a crash lesson the other night from my gal pal Angie. I never knew how many colors you could have on what goes where or how much to put so she helped me. I have always been a fan of MAC makeup but I really got to use it. So here is my after shot. And of course for good measure a little pic of Nicholas.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

2007 Review

Hmm alot has happened this year. I have been very blessed. I have a beautiful family home a good job and a wonderful husband. I have my health some money in the bank, and food in my cupboards. We are truly blessed and I thank God for that everyday.

As for the highlights.

I found out I was going to be a mother again. I had Nicholas in August. I look at him everyday and can't imagine our family with out him. He is a good baby with a sweet cuddly personality.

Richie is growing up so fast, he can talk your ear off and was potty trained this year.

Gianna is in ballet and enjoying herself. She received the flag this year for good citizenship in school. That was a highlight for us.

We bought our mini bus/suburban to haul our big family around.

We also got a dog named Rosie our boxer. She is driving us bonkers though with her constant biting and chewing anything that isn't tied down.

Richie got another job working with the nursing students although it was short lived the extra money was a bonus to have. He also has lost over 50lbs and is still going strong to loose another 30 more. I am so proud of him.

I am still in the ER working I have lost over 30lbs myself. Bye Bye baby weight still need 20 more but hey it'll come off. I also became an aunt. Woohoo my nephew Jaime is tons of fun.

We didn't have any major highlights except for the birth of Nicholas.

I look forward to the new year and what is has in store for our family. I am sure it'll be more to come more adventures for us. And just watching our family grow and grow.